Gary Sangster is most recently member of the UNSW Art & Design faculty, Sydney and Consulting Director of Drawing Projects, Bridge House, UK, as well a Trustee of Arnolfini, Bristol. In 2016 he was Interim Managing Director of Arts Catalyst – Centre for Art, Science and Technology, London. He is a founding Director and member of ‘Reframing the Curatorial Project’, ‘in.site’, ‘Toxicity’ and ‘Art and the Document’ research groups at UNSW and the University of Sydney. He has international experience as a curator, writer, and museum director in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the USA, curating more than 100 museum exhibitions. He curated Judith Barry’s USA pavilion for the Cairo Biennale, awarded the Grand Prize for Best Pavilion. Other key projects include, Perspecta (Sydney), The Decade Show (NYC), Urban Evidence and Backbeat (Cleveland), Mysterious Voyages, Impact, SNAPSHOT, (Baltimore), Breathing Time and Vital Signs (New Orleans), Breathtaking and Immersion, Boston, Two Worlds Collide, Sighting References, Tactical Imaginary, Indeterminate States, Out of This World, Timeline, and Sites of Incident (Sydney). Solo survey exhibitions include: Mary Kelly, Mary Kerry James Marshall, Howard Ben Tre, Genevieve Cadieux, and Debra Dawes.
His professional roles include: Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art, Wellington, NZ; Curator, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC; Director, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; Director, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Director, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Director, Artspace, Sydney; and Dean, Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University. He has published extensively and received exhibition catalogue awards from the AAM. He is currently completing a PhD in curatorial research at SCA, University of Sydney.